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at the moment. but i'm not going to be a total waffle guy this evening. i think mitt romney will win florida. if the governor wins ohio as well, he will be the next president of the united states. but that's a big if. president obama seems to have blunted romney's momentum over the weekend. talking points predicted that would happen last week. because of hurricane sandy, and because the national media simply refuses to cover the libyan situation. so while romney had momentum one week ago, the storm stalled it. and that's where we are tonight. both candidates slugging it out, momentum for both somewhat subdued. in just about four hours the good folks in dixville, noch, new hampshire will cast the first ballots. i love the notch. nature at its best up there romney will most likely carry the notch. but new hampshire seems to be leaning obama. if president obama loses the election, it will be because he could not convince americans that his big government philosophy would improve the economy. even though mr. obama had trouble in other areas like libya, it is the economy that has made this electi
and they are behind and they are not catching up at this point. they will be in florida and virginia, two states you would assume by now they would have secured, they assume by now, they would secure, they understand the traditional or the battleground states which we have focused are not working out for them. now they are looking for somewhere desperately looking for somewhere to try and dislodge some electoral votes to win the election. that is not going to happen. >>chris: you bet your mustache on the president we securing person. how secure is your mustache? >>guest: i grant you the mustache will be right where it is today. and where it has been for 40 years so you know how serious a bet that was. >>chris: the key now is town out. the obama campaign has talked for years about how strong your ground game is. in ohio and what the romney camp says is happening in early voting and absentee balloting with the numbers on the screen. it is complicated. i hope you can see the graphic. they say, the romney camp, that 557,000 ohio democrats have voted early or gotten absentee ballot, up 155,000 from four
. they will be in florida and virginia, two states that you would assume by now, they would have secured. or they assumed by now they would secure. they understand that the traditional or the battleground states on which we have been focusing are not working out for them. we are even or ahead in all of them. now they are looking for somewhere, desperately looking for somewhere to try to dislodge some votes to win the election. i can tell you that's not going to happen. >> chris: you bet your mustache on the president winning pennsylvania. how secure is your mustache today? >> the 96 time we see each other, chris, i guarantee you that mustache will be right where it's today and where it's been 40 years, so you know how serious that bet was. >> chris: the key now is turnout and the obama campaign has talked for years about how strong your ground game is. i want to look at ohio and what the romney camp says is happening in early voting and absentee ballots. let's putting the numbers up on the screen. it's a little complicated. they say, this is the romney camp, says that 557,000 ohio democrats that voted or
. who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots, and, states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we're doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008, and you and i have had the discussion. i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin we won in 2008. and, they are comparing themselves to john mccain, who had virtually no ground operation in many of these states, so, yes, they will do better than john mccain did and we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but, we are doing plenty well and well enough to win the race. >> chris: let me ask you, briefly, about florida, where president obama is down by more than a point, in the polls. and yet you are making your final advertising by the campaign there. in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> well, first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls, in fact in all of these polls, battle ground state polls that came out the last 48 hours, we are ahead in 90% of them, including florida. and there were a couple of mixed polls in florida, but we are very plea
with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary c
. >> gretchen: sticking to the election now. every hour and rally makes a difference. we have florida kelly wright in washington to lookk at the closing pitches. >> good morning as well. it is the final day before tomorrow, governor mitt romney is giving everything he's got to win the presidency. it is the last full day of campaigning for mitt romney. he will spend the day to urge people to get out and vote. he offers new leadership and faith in the american spirit. >> does anyone fear that the american dream is fading away and wondering if better jobs and paychecks are the thing of a past. i have a clear message. with the right leadership america is about to come roaring back. >> president obama went to colorado where he's in a very close race with governor and he won the state four years ago. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates and two parties, it is a choice of two visions for america. it is a choice between a return for the top down policiless that crashed our policy or the strong growing middle class base policies that are getting us out of a crisis. >> so both presiden
: that is so funny. >> eric: look at this. pennsylvania and florida will be called early. polls will be closing early. if pennsylvania goes long and late be careful, that means romney is eng doing better than obama is doing and maybe it goes to romney. if florida goes late, everyone thinks romney should go early, called early. if florida goes late it goes the other way. >> kimberly: i can see the dana perino eyeballs. >> greg: a little gremlin from the woods. >> kimberly: what are you? >> greg: sprite. spry sprite. dandoor you have anything interesting to say that doesn't include the word "jasper"? >> dana: i do. eric knows numbers but i'm talk about gut and heart. peggy noonan noticed this. the republicans across the country gone from anti-obama to pro-mitt. you don't get the crowd, enthusiasm, the goosebump commercials. i am not deep in the weeding on numbers but i think it's important. one other thing. thing that is impressive about america this time around in the presidential cycle that is negative. we all thought during the primary that mormonism, and romney's religion would be a really bi
in the early votersing states like ohio and florida and like colorado where their they are getting the early vote out there. and two other thing that is the president is trying to d heh enthusiasm. he is not the candidate of change and mitt romney is the cand date of change. the president bushing back and tough on mitt romney and said he is recycling old failed economic policies of the past . that is one way to push back and number two. president said in states like ohio there is progress on the economic front. not enough. there is more ways to go. but here is progress. and the unemployment state wide is 7 percent and that is better than the national rate . if they can win here in ohio and wisconsin where the president will be. he will have a midwestern fire wall to prevent mitt romney from getting 270 electoral votes. sunshine state of florida is a key state with 29 electoral votes and most with all swing state in play it is close. latest numbers are showing in a new poll how tight the race is at the moment with the president slightly ahead. but looking at the clear politics average. goch g
. >> appreciate all the work you are doing. >> then back to boston to await returns with often eye on florida, ohio and virginia, team romney expects as they go, so will the nation. for months despite record spending, record campaign activity, record advertising, neither candidate really been able to break away from the other. tonight in boston there is optimism. hope, anxiousness. preparation for what could be a very late night that could spill in tomorrow or beyond. megyn, bret? >> thank you. >> bret: now to chief white house correspondent ed henry in chicago. sned >> good evening, bret. last night, the obama camp was predicting a blow-out. we got off the phone with the senior advisors saying they have to admit florida, virginia, and slew of battlegrounds are too close to call. >> president obama tried to displace calm and confidence today -- >> i expect we will have a good night. >> it was clear last night the magnitude of the moment set in. as he waits to find out whether he will secure his place in history as a transformational president or mere one-term wonder. >> he said yes, we can. a
. >> millions of people in florida have already cast their ballots through early voting, but now the u.s. department of justice has -- i should say the justice department has stepped in to monitor the situation in south florida after word of long lines and other problems. we have a live report on that. plus a couple of auto companies that missed. they overstated gas mileage on around a million cars. so what now? they have agreed to pay. the details coming up. om libert. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? >> a classified state department document reveals security was so bad at benghazi, rib libya, officials were talking about suspending operations. it was less than a month that killed the ambassador and three other americans. katheryn has been on the story from the beginning. she's in d.c. tonight. you've seen this document, right? >> i have, shepard. i reviewed the secret cable that reads hike a cry for help. it told washington the consulate could n
to succeed. >> after new hampshire, the president headed to florida and later this evening in the important swing state of ohio and time for a quick stop in colorado scheduled to speak at late night complain event there. governor romney began in des moines, iowa where he told voters, it's time to change the course of our nation. >> we're only two days away from a very different path, from a fresh start. two days away from a new beginning. beginning. >> and after iowa governor romney's team headed to cleveland. he just spoke at a rally there in pennsylvania as you heard and later tonight scheduled for a campaign event in virginia. a state with 13 crucial electoral votes. we have team coverage tonight. ed henry in cincinnati covering president obama first to carl cameron live in pa with a romney camp with the event just wrapping up. this is his first visit in a long time to pennsylvania and you wonder what the real strategy is here? >> it is, shep. weeks and weeks since he's been here and if it were only for this one event, then it might be a bit of a reach for mitt romney to expect to win a
of the room. .. >> now florida governor rick scott talks governing in florida and talk about expanding access to health care and the annual national lawyer's convention in washington, d.c. hosted by the federalist society. the topic is the future of constitutional law and the supreme court. this is just over half an hour. >> good morning, for the first address today, we welcome a man who is no stranger to hard work. raised in ad 340est household, learned the value of money, hard work, and traditional values, and this guided his pursuit of the american dream ever since. after earning the ged from smu, worked in the largest law firm specializing in health care manners. later, in founding the hospital corporation, he established what has become the largest for-profit health care conglomerate in the nation. they employee over 199,000 people, that's job creation, of course. [applause] it provides quality health care to millions of people, but he didn't rest there. they have also worked with a group calledded world vision to provide primary health care, a primary health care system in kenya, and he
in the battle ground state of florida, but not before many counties saw a record, gigantic lines. and phil keating joins us from tampa, and the numbers. it was crazy yesterday, phil. >> absolutely, reportedly six hour waits at certain locations in miami-dade county outside of the precinct on friday, three and a half hours all day long to stand in line, shuffle forward and finally cost their ballot. the numbers are big despite the fact in 2008 there was early voting on this sunday before election day, this year, there is not. and that's been a point of convention, democrats and democrat leaning groups have called that voting suppression engineered by the republican dominated legislature and governor's office in the state of florida. however, despite those cries, the numbers have been as good as they were back in 2008. take a look at numbers right now. nearly 4 million, this is through friday, nearly 4 million floridians voted early, by early voting or absentee ballot. and the way it breaks down, the most early voters stand in line and cast their ballot, 45% of those people are registered de
. president obama in places like florida and wisconsin. if it is a question of voting issues in florida, let's look at "the miami herald." election officials shut the doors to headquarters, angering voters, resuming the proceedings one hour later. the question here is on early voting in the state of florida. it was an attempt to allow more people to early vote, it devolved into chaos and confusion just days before the nation decide its next president. election officials -- host: so, questions there, in florida. let's cut to the phones and hear what you have to say. joe, the morning, iowa, good morning. caller: as far as the electoral college system, i disagree with that, it should be the popular vote. it is the people that it is about. host: you do not like the electoral college? caller: excuse me? call -- host: you do not like the electoral college. caller: yes. if you guys remember, ronald reagan said to trust, but verify. host: we are seeing that the candidates are paying attention to iowa. iowa certainly gets a lot of attention in the primary, but you are also seeing a lot of candidates
. for instance, the florida socialite seen here. around whom everything seems to revolve. that's jill kelley. not only is she a volunteer liz to macdill air force base in tampa, she is an honorary consul of south korea. it's not a real office, but it helps to explain one of the newer developments in this story. a phone call to 911 made this weekend when mrs. kelley spotted some uninvited guests from the media on her property. >> i'm an honorary consul general, so i have involablety. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well, but now they -- >> i don't really know about the involable thing, because trespassing is trespassing. she's not a diplomat by any stretch. on a much, much, much more important level though, a public show of confidence today from the secretary of defense. in the general who is overseeing the afghan war. now, the sec def says the fact he ordered an investigation into this man and the improper e-mails between john allen and jill kelley, he says it means only that. it is just an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one shou
. how many stops did you have? >> we did about 20. we did ohio and florida and we just finished in pennsylvania. >> you had five stops? >> norm coleman and i did all of them together. we had john voigt with us today in pennsylvania. and i was very encouraged by pennsylvania. i campaigned there a lot. i was, i was there in '04 when we came two points away from taking it. i was very encouraged by pennsylvania. i think there's a tremendous amount of activity there. the party is really energized. every group that we met with the crowds are really enthusiastic. they feel like they are relevant all of a sudden, all the talk about ohio, all the talk about florida, all of a sudden they are relevant. i think the party people, i think we have the enthusiasm factor on our side so we can pull it out. >> i have gotten the internals, i have seen them. right now it's tied. you saw the crowd last night. very interesting as we come down to the wire remember one thing i think most people will acknowledge, charles krauthammer said this and others, romney had all the momentum coming out of the deba
day. that is live event, orlando, florida. governor romney set to take the stage after connie mack finishes. jeb bush, the former governor behind him. mack running for the senate position against bill nelson in that state as governor romney and president obama make one final appeal to voters. it has come down to this. good morning, everybody. i'm bill homer. live in "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm martha that mccallum. candidates are crisscrossing the states and getting every bit of energy and looking to some person's eyes who may change their mind after they do this. look at that map. governor romney makes five stops in four states. president obama holds four rallies in three states. as they try to get the surrogates everywhere they can to try to make it happen. >> we've journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. but if you haven't, there's still time. bill: some of those events happened after midnight late last night. chief political correspondent carl c
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, colorado, florida. pennsylvania's not gone for a republican for president since reagan and bush and when bush sr. carried pennsylvania, he also carried california and illinois and new jersey, places where they would hunt romney down with dogs. this is not like the map he needs if he wants to win pennsylvania. i don't really wish him well, i don't wish him any ill. but he's wasting money. >> what's the strategy, john avlon? you're in ohio tonight. is the push in pa a a sign of weakness in ohio? john king's talking about he feels it's neck and neck, different than he felt in the last election, but do you think that? >> president obama has had a small but steady lead in ohio. we think the romney campaign is looking at a saturation point. there's not much more than you can do except get out the vote. with money, the with the candidate's time more importantly, i think speaks to change the strategy because the current strategy isn't working. they're looking for alternate paths to 270. states where it looked like romney was pulling ahead in. florida, virginia, colorado. the fact the romney camp
now, believe me. now, all right, dr. sabato picked 48 out of 50. he got florida wrong and virginia wrong. in both florida and virginia, it was the hispanic vote, scott, that put the president over the top. correct? >> correct. and that is, again, the story of the election. those people hot obama campaign knew they could get out to vote. >> bill: let's keep it on hispanics for the moment. >> the hispanic voters they identified not just hispanics in general but hispanics who were going to be supportive of the president and they got them to vote in bigger numbers. >> bill: okay. but in florida, in virginia, and colorado and in nevada, four swing states, it was the hispanic americans who gave the plurality. >> they pushed him over the top. >> bill: to president obama. >> that's correct. >> bill: that's four states, four big ones. >> it does reflect something that the republicans need to address going forward. >> bill: romney made a huge mistake in the primary when he said, doctor, that people here ill illegally should self-deport. the reason it was a mistake is because it wasn't really
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